Discover more about Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches in the blogs published here, which cover a wide range of fascinating subjects from the website. We also publish information about our events, projects and resources in this section. Blogs are added on a regular basis so please re-visit this section to view the latest ones and keep up to date with what we’re doing.
New Resource for Schools
Tobar an Dualchais has created a new Gaelic resource for schools, entitled ‘Mapa na Sgìre Agam’ (‘My Own Place’), which will encourage children to learn about, and be part of, their own cultural heritage. This is part a pilot project working in collaboration with Sabhal Mòr Ostaig to promote and assist with cultural education in schools.
Artist in Residence: From the hearth to the heath
We stood watching the sea eagle being buzzed by gulls off the headland of Pabaigh Mòr (Uig, Lewis), from our outcrop vantage point they circled below us, lifting higher, catching unseen thermals until eventually, it moved off to a pinpoint in the distance.
Families re-united by the Sound of a Voice
Flòraidh Forrest, project director for Tobar an Dualchais, discusses what she has learnt from archive recordings about her own family and, with it, the social history of South Uist, Eriskay and Barra. This article was first published in the West Highland Free Press.
New Gaelic Artist Residency
Gaelic artist Mairi Gillies has begun an arts residency with Tobar an Dualchais to explore and create work relating to the oral heritage recordings available on its website. This is the second year that Tobar an Dualchais has partnered with the Skye and Lochalsh-based arts organisation, ATLAS Arts to offer this exciting opportunity.